Press release: Denmark’s largest exhibition of products made with ocean plastic and maritime plastic waste at the Ajour conference

Nov 21, 2023 | Event

At the Ocean Plastic Forum stand at the Ajour Business Fair in Odense Congress Center on November 23-24, you will get an idea of the potential in ocean plastic and maritime plastic waste, as well as an introduction to Danish companies that transform ocean plastic waste and maritime plastic waste into practical products while contributing to combating the plastic problem in our world’s oceans.

The joint stand will represent a broad spectrum of products and companies – ranging from toys produced from maritime plastic waste, swimwear made partially from discarded fishing nets, to unique candle holders created from washed-up plastic waste from the Jutland west coast. The stand also showcases several examples of how ocean plastic and maritime waste can be used for packaging. It will be possible to see packaging made from Ocean Waste Plastic (OWP), which is 100% documented and traceable plastic taken from the sea and rivers.

The products demonstrate the many purposes that ocean plastic and maritime plastic waste can be used for – even when it comes to products that must meet strict quality standards. Some of the prominent Danish manufacturers that can be experienced include Plastix A/S, Copenhagen Cartel, KaSo Design Studio, Pack Tech, Wehlers, Mater Design, Grathwol, Dragör Circular Skincare, Strandet, and Omhu.

“Since Ocean Plastic Forum began exhibiting products made from ocean plastic and maritime plastic waste some years ago, we have been pleased to note that more and more companies are joining in and using ocean plastic in one way or another in their products,” says Lars Have Hansen, chairman of Ocean Plastic Forum and the Danish Engineers’ Association, which is a co-founder of Ocean Plastic Forum.

Lars Have Hansen also highlights the positive aspect that increasingly everyday products are being manufactured in large quantities, thereby removing larger amounts of plastic from the marine environment, where the market has previously been dominated by specially designed niche products.

Lars Have Hansen adds: “And we are delighted to present Denmark’s largest exhibition of products made with ocean plastic and maritime plastic waste, where a broader public has the opportunity to see that ocean plastic can be transformed into products that not only contribute to the fight against ocean plastic pollution but are also functional, well-designed, and even suitable for mass production.”